October 19, 2021


Tuesday 19 October




Please be advised that ongoing surfacing improvements for sections of the A90 / A92 near Stonehaven, outlined in the release below, have been extended.

The surfacing improvements got underway earlier this month and were due to be completed by Wednesday 13 October, however due to inclement weather impacting works, this project has now been extended and is expected to be completed by 6.30am on Saturday 23 October.

For safety, a contraflow system starting after the Cowie Bridge up to the Trout Fishery has been in place for safety since the project got underway and will remain in place until Saturday. Within the scheme extents the A92 on-slip will also remain closed with signed diversion routes in place to guide motorists to their destination.

All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the changes.

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland .org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org

A90 and A92 Stonehaven to Westport, northbound

 Works start Friday 8 October over five days

Sections of the A90 / A92 near Stonehaven are set to benefit from surfacing improvements with works due to start from Friday 8 October.

The £575,000 improvements will address defects in the road surface on the northbound section of the A90 where it connects to the A92, between Stonehaven and Westport. This will create a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project is scheduled to begin on Friday 8 October and will take place over five days with operations programmed where possible to take place consecutively. The improvements are expected to be completed by 6.30am Wednesday 13 October, subject to weather conditions. To allow these works to be carried out in safe and efficient manner traffic management restrictions will be required on the network as follows:


  • Friday October 8 and Saturday October 9 – Overnight and daytime lane closures on both the northbound and southbound carriageway will be in place between 7.30pm on Friday night until 7.30pm on Saturday night to allow for contraflow traffic management to be installed ahead of the project.


  • Sunday October 10 to Wednesday October 13 – To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a contraflow system will be in place starting after the Cowie Bridge up to the Trout Fishery from 6.30am Sunday 10 October until 6.30am on Wednesday 13 October. Within the scheme extents the A92 on-slip will be closed with signed diversion routes in place to guide motorists to their destination.


Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £575,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A90 and A92, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“Due to the nature of the works contraflow traffic management is necessary and motorists might experience some delays. We have planned for operations to take place consecutively where possible to complete the scheme as quickly as we can to minimise disruption.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on both the A90 and A92. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

All waste materials and spoil resulting from these road works will be re-cycled in accordance with Scottish Environment Project Agency (SEPA) policies and procedures.